abusee

noun

abus·​ee ə-ˌbyü-ˈzē How to pronounce abusee (audio)
plural abusees
: a person who is physically or emotionally abused by someone : a victim of abuse
Mills wants experts to meet with abusers, abusees, and their family and friends to discuss abuse problems.C. Douglas Kern, National Review, 8 Mar. 2004

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abusee was in 1827

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“Abusee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abusee. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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